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5 Reasons Tourists Are Flocking To This Middle Eastern Country In Record Numbers


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The Middle East is a very underrated region of the world. As previously closed countries open up, travelers are realizing that the Middle East offers some spectacular experiences.

Dubai, of course, is not a secret for travelers, but there are many other places in the region that are worth a trip and are gaining ground among travelers.

A country in the Middle East is breaking all-time tourism records this year, and now we are coming to the summer season!

tourist in front of a landmark in jerash Jordan

Jordan saw just below 1.5 million visitors during the first quarter of 2023, including approximately 700,000 for a single tourist attraction. That’s almost a 91% increase from 2022.

Travelers arrive in droves, ready to experience a country with truly unique experiences for those willing to give it a try.

Are here 5 Reasons Why Tourists Flock To The Incredible Country Of Jordan:

The number one attraction in Jordan

Jordan has seen a 100% increase in tourists to Petra compared to last year, with expectations of having 1.5 million tourists by October.

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Those who have been can easily understand why this is one of the top attractions. This UNESCO World Heritage site is synonymous with Jordan, just as the Eiffel Tower is synonymous with France.

It’s a must-see when booking a trip here, as it’s as well-preserved as one of the world’s oldest cities.

The ancient city can be accessed through a narrow canyon at Al Siq. The site is home to Hand carved temples and cliffside tombs that instantly transport you back in time and then snap back to reality when you can’t resist posting a selfie on the ‘gram.

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Feel alive in the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is a picturesque body of water with extremely high amounts of salt. Unlike a typical beach trip, you can actually see salt deposits formed.

In some places, you can walk through them, but shoes are recommended as the salt can be rough on the skin.

For those who take a dip in the sea, it is better to do it in the Jordan than on the other side of Israel. A popular activity for Jordanian tourists is to float on its surface instead of swimming.

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There are some amazing resorts along the sea that travelers love too. You can enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the sea from above instead of going into the water.

A unique experience in the desert

Like Petra, Wadi Rum is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Located in southern Jordan, near Saudi Arabia, this popular desert getaway is a sight to behold.

Some even say it’s out of this world with similar comparisons to Mars. This jewel in the desert is a perfect place to escape the crowds and enjoy nature in peace.

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There are opportunities to sandboard, rock climb or book a boujee glamping experience and wake up with your toes in the red sand after a night of stargazing.

Wander The Cultural Capital

Amman is a large city and the capital of Jordan, home to the country’s largest airport. Some just stop by Petra or a tourist hub, but the city itself is a worthy destination on its own.

No, it’s not Dubai filled with endless skyscrapers and luxury at every turn. Rather it is a cultural experience like the heartbeat of Jordan.

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Those who make time for Amman head to one of its most iconic attractions: the Amman Citadel. It is also the highest point in the city, offering stunning views of the cityscape.

Amman is also home to the Roman Theatre, another commonly visited landmark, as well as a plethora of mixed markets in and around the city.

Religious Sites

Jordan is a Muslim-majority country with magnificent mosques open to the public for respectful visitors.

On the contrary, going back in history, a site that is becoming more popular is the place of the baptism of Jesus Christ.

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No wonder it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is believed that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist north of the Dead Sea, where remains of ancient churches, caves and pools where baptisms were performed.

At first glance, it may seem like an open field with no decorations. But the historical importance of the site keeps tourists coming after it was closed during the pandemic.

For the best experience, some tours offer the opportunity to be baptized in the Jordan River.

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